We need our local boards (Fire, Library, School, City, Township,etc.) to stop raising their levy. Increasing the levy causes an increase in property tax.
Boards have the notion that they should suck every penny they can from home owners and business. Boards feel that if they don’t go for the max they lose out on money. Boards feel that taxes are their money forgetting where the money comes from. I understand some tax is needed but to expand services, give raises, or buy unneeded equipment is just wrong in a time of economic crisis. Boards should keep everything the same, and pray to God we come out of this mess. When you lose your Job it is a depression,If you have a job you don’t feel it, and it is business as usual. Increases in tax are really hurting family, friends, and neighbors.
People on local boards are elected to represent the taxpayer. If you did a referendum on raising taxes to give a 3% raise to people making $70,000 it would fail. The question is why do boards do it. These boards spend our tax money on all kinds of things which we need and which we don’t need. The proplem is that they keep spending. I tell my daugheter their is a big difference between a need and a want. It is time for good people of character to stand up and run for a local board and say no to spending on wants.